NFL Pick ‘Em Week 11

Micah:  4-10 last week, 63-49 overall

Colts over Titans

Jets over Bills

Bucs over Falcons

Bears over Ravens

Raiders over Texans

Browns over Bengals

Eagles over Redskins

Lions over Steelers

Cardinals over Jaguars

49ers over Saints

Dolphins over Chargers

Packers over Giants

Seahawks over Vikings

Broncos over Chiefs

Crum: 9-5 last week, 69-45 overall

Colts over Titans

Jets over Bills

Ravens over Bears

Browns over Bengals

Eagles over Redskins

Lions over Steelers

Falcons over Bucs

Cards over Jags

Saints over 49ers

Chargers over Dolphins

Giants over Packers

Seahawks over Vikings

Broncos over Chiefs

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NFL Pick ‘Em Week 10

Crum:  7-6 last week, 60-40 overall

Redskins over Vikings

Seahawks over Falcons

Lions over Bears

Eagles over Packers

Titans over Jags

Colts over Rams

Giants over Raiders

Steelers over Bills

Bengals over Ravens

49ers over Panthers

Cards over Texans

Broncos over Chargers

Saints over Cowboys

Bucs over Dolphins

 

Micah:  7-5 last week, 59-39 overall

Dolphins over Bucs

Saints over Cowboys

Broncos over Chargers

Texans over Cardinals

49ers over Panthers

Bengals over Ravens

Bills over Steelers

Raiders over Giants

Colts over Rams

Titans over Jaguars

Eagles over Packers

Seahawks over Falcons

Redskins over Vikings

Bears over Lions


NFL Pick Em Week 9

Micah:  9-4 last week, 52-34 overall

Panthers over Falcons

Cowboys over Vikings

Saints over Jets

Rams over Titans

Chiefs over Bills

Chargers over Redskins

Eagles over Raiders

Seahawks over Buccaneers

Ravens over Browns

Patriots over Steelers

Colts over Texans

Packers over Bears

 

Crum:  11-2 last week, 53-34 overall

Bengals over Dolphins

Chiefs over Bills

Cowboys over Vikings

Titians over Rams

Saints over Jets

Chargers over Redskins

Panthers over Falcons

Raiders over Eagles

Seahawks over Bucs

Ravens over Browns

Patriots over Steelers

Colts over Texans

Packers over Bears


Week 10 Upset Picks

Iowa over #24 Wisconsin

                        Iowa is a tough team.  They played Ohio State very well and just came off an emotional overtime victory against Northwestern.  Wisconsin has one of the best defenses in the league, but Iowa is going to play them tough.  The badgers better be ready.

            Nevada over #16 Fresno State

                        Nevada has played every conference team tough.  They have just not been able to come out with the close win.  Fresno State has been able to come out with all the close games. The big #16 that is connected with Fresno State is going to give Nevada the motivation they needs to close the game.  Look for Nevada to give Fresno State a run for their money this weekend.

 

And that will wrap it up for a lack luster week for upset picks.  There are, however, some great games on the slate this week for ranked team matchups. 

            # 3 FSU Vs. #9 Miami

                        A lot has been made of this rivalry being restored, and it definitely has.  I see FSU winning this game by at least 14. 

            #15 Texas Tech Vs. #18 Oklahoma State

                        Texas Tech had their perfect season ruined last week by Oklahoma.  I see this loss beating them twice.  Look for Oklahoma State to win this game.

            #21 Michigan Vs. #22 Michigan State

                        Michigan State has a dominant defense and a lackluster offense.  Michigan has a great offense and a mediocre defense.  This is a very interesting matchup.  I see Michigan State’s defense winning this game for them.  You know what they say… offense wins games, defense wins championships


National Championship Contenders: Florida State Edition

With 6 weeks left in the regular season  for college football teams it is time to look at the major BCS National Championship contenders.

Florida State currently sits in third place in the BCS rankings, and their chances of jumping Oregon on their own look slim.  They are well behind in two of the three polls that matter in the BCS, and they have a slim margin in the third poll.  FSU could lose their computer poll lead depending on how this weekend shakes out.  Oregon has a game against #5 Stanford and FSU has a game against #7 Miami.  If Oregon dominates Stanford chances are that FSU will move to third in all three polls.

Each poll accounts for 1/3 of BCS Rankings

Harris poll

FSU is behind Oregon by 106 points in a poll that has 104 voters.

Coaches poll

FSU is behind Oregon by 64 points in a poll that has 62 voters.

Computer Poll

FSU is ahead of Oregon in the Computer standings, but it is close.  FSU stands at .9348 compared to Oregon’s .9320.

Because it is highly unlikely that FSU can jump Oregon on their own they need help.  FSU needs a loss from either Alabama or Oregon.  Alabama has a very commanding lead in all polls, especially over FSU, so a loss from Alabama might not help FSU at all.  FSU needs a loss from Oregon.  If that loss were to come, this would be the week because Oregon plays 5th ranked Stanford.  If Oregon gets past Stanford, FSU fans will be hoping for a major upset.

FSU would also have to go undefeated to even have any shot in making the National Championship game.  The toughest games left on their schedule are Miami, and Florida.

FSU’s chances on making the National Championship: 12%

I give Oregon a 15% shot at losing one of their remaining games, and Florida State an 85% shot in going undefeated.


National Championship Contenders Ohio State Edition

With 6 weeks left in the regular season for college football teams it is time to look at the major BCS National Championship contenders. 

Ohio State’s chances are……… slim.  They have to jump both Oregon and Florida State to make into the National Championship, and the polls aren’t helping them with this task. 

Each poll is 1/3 of BCS Rankings

Harris poll

            Ohio State is down 191 votes to Oregon and 85 to Florida State. 

Coaches poll

            Ohio State is down 108 votes to Oregon and 44 to Florida State, in a poll that has 62 voters. 

Computer Poll

            Ohio State is majorly down in the Computer Poll with FSU at .9348, Oregon at .9320  and Ohio State .8553

Although undefeated like Florida State, Oregon, and Alabama, Ohio State has not held pace with them in the polls because they have not won convincingly enough.  Ohio State limped past 1-7 Cal (whose only win came against a non-FBS school), Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Iowa.  Ohio State did not prove they were the better team.  When you win a close game where one or two plays could have sent the game the other way, the polls do not reward you.  Unlike the Crimson Tide, who have won their last four games 190-20, Oregon who hasn’t scored less than 42 points in a game this year, and Florida State who has dominated their last three games. 

Because of their lack luster wins, and the number of good teams Ohio State needs to lose, their chances of making the National Championship sit at: 2%.

 The reason for this is that Ohio State needs to win out and have FSU and Oregon lose a game.  Personally I give Oregon and FSU each a 15% chance of losing a game this year and Ohio State a 95% chance of winning out.  These statistics multiplied together give Ohio State a 2% chance of making it to the National Championship.


Week 8 NFL Picks

Micah:  8-7 last week, 43-30 overall

Panthers over Bucs

49ers over Jaguars

Chiefs over Browns

Patriots over Dolphins

Saints over Bills

Cowboys over Lions

Eagles over Giants

Steelers over Raiders

Falcons over Cardinals

Broncos over Redskins

Bengals over Jets

Seahawks over Rams

Packers over Vikings

 

Crum:  10-5 last week (42-32 overall)

Panthers over Bucs

Lions over Cowboys

Chiefs over Browns

Pats over Dolphins

Saints over Bills

Eagles over Giants

49ers over Jags

Bengals over Jets

Steelers over Raiders

Broncos over Redskins

Cardinals over Falcons

Packers over Vikings

Seahawks over Rams

 


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